From the Document: "The 'National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security' (Strategy), released in January 2012, establishes the United States Government's policy to strengthen the global supply chain to protect the welfare and interests of the American people and to enhance our Nation's economic prosperity. […] The primary focus during this first year of implementation has been to build additional models and assessments for how the global supply chain system operates as an interconnected network. Much of this work built upon existing analysis of the systems' constituent parts and, as a result, the United States Government now has a greater ability to describe, predict, and mitigate the disruptions that could affect the different types of supply chains that feed our domestic critical infrastructures and contribute to our national welfare and economic prosperity. This is a necessary first step toward the ultimate goal of developing and institutionalizing global measures to enhance the security, efficiency, and resilience of this vital global system. As required by the Strategy, this report summarizes progress made by Federal departments and agencies in strengthening the global supply chain system during the first year of implementation. It also highlights opportunities for continued work and makes recommendations for future implementation activities."
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